U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) agreed to override the veto that President Donald Trump would impose on the defense bill if it does not protect the freedom of expression that Twitter and Facebook censor.
“In the event that the president has vetoed the bill, and the House of Representatives has voted to override the veto, the Senate would have the opportunity to process a veto override at that time,” McConnell announced according to the New York Post on Dec. 22.
President Trump said he would impose the veto if the repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields technology giants such as Twitter and Facebook from free speech, is not included in the bill.
“Section 230, which is a gift of accountability protection from the U.S. to the ‘Big Tech’ (the only companies in America that have it—corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Electoral Integrity. Our country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand …,” President Trump wrote on his Twitter account.
“Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!” President Trump added.
Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
McConnell and Schumer’s agreement could imply treason to the nation and complicity with the controversial social networks, which impose their own leftist narrative and block the communication of those who differ from them.
Big Tech acted in favor of the Democrats and candidate Joe Biden during his presidential campaign, as well as during the fraudulent elections, causing concern among Republicans.
At least nine different members and advisers of the team that Joe Biden put together for an eventual occupation of the White House worked previously on Facebook, Google, or Twitter.
In addition, several members of the team had already worked in the Obama administration before joining one of the technology giants and then re-entered politics as part of Biden’s team.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said, “Big Tech billionaires in Silicon Valley consistently work to advance the interests of the Democratic Party while silencing those with whom they disagree.”
He added, “And they do so while enjoying a special immunity from liability under Section 230—which effectively operates as massive corporate welfare.”